Most of the time it's the job of a staffing group to not only find, place and qualify talent but to educate their clients on the process and options for adding support. A company’s hiring policy and procedure are usually unique to that culture and when a staffing company becomes the mediator in that process, the difference between a successful placement and a failure could come down to the way that candidate was brought on. This means the simple differences between direct hire and contract to hire hold a lot of importance.
When I speak with job seekers, my goal is to determine the right job fit and to make sure any opportunity we discuss will make sense to both my candidate and my client. From the first greeting I do my best to establish open communication about any and all matters related to their job search, their overall situation, personal preferences and most importantly, I promise to keep them informed throughout the process and ask my candidates to do the same with me. I assure each candidate that I understand they’re on the job hunt and will continue searching, going on interviews and entertaining job offers while I’m in the process of submitting their resume to our clients. All I ask is that they keep me informed if anything should change on their end, and I promise to do the same for them.
January 22, 2020
At some point this year you may look up from your workload and discover that your company is a little behind on a project. Maybe you have a backlog of work to complete from the previous year or maybe big projects are rolling in nonstop and need to be completed quickly. Regardless of the reason, your company might find that you just don’t have a slot for an extra hire to keep things rolling. There is a simple solution to this hurdle: contractors.
January 8, 2020
Let's face it, we have all enjoyed the holidays and probably let our work priorities and structural regimes slip. I find myself overwhelmed when I don’t have a good consistent level of organization whether it’s in my home, my car, workspace or even how I approach business opportunities.
December 11, 2019
Fear of the unknown. The first thing that often comes to a candidate’s mind when considering working with a staffing firm is uncertainty. Before jumping into business with them there are several factors you should consider, including their company’s culture, their reputation and their process. Choosing to try working with a good staffing agency can sometimes be just what is needed to advance your career. From college graduates to senior-level professionals, job seekers can gain great opportunities when they utilize the right company to get them in.
November 27, 2019
Starting the hunt for a new job? Or putting feelers out to see what's available? Whatever the case may be, your resume needs to properly reflect not only the jobs and work you’ve done but also targeted on what you are looking for.
Recruitment and staffing should seem like an easy fit for a company. Companies that require a third party often will just send out jobs to an agency, then said agency seeks out qualified candidates. However, some things tend to get lost in the translation. Why? It’s a fair and simple question.
"Ghosting" has been a term many on the dating scene are familiar with, but did you know it’s more and more prevalent regarding hiring as well? For the sake of a definition, we look at ghosting as when a candidate suddenly no-shows interviews, does not return voicemails or worst of all doesn’t show-up after accepting the job offer.
October 16, 2019
A recent CNN Business piece declares, “The job market is so good, new hires aren’t showing up for their first day of work.” They cite candidates receiving multiple offers and then simply no-showing on their first day of work. As if you needed further convincing that we are in a job market firmly in the favor of the candidate.
October 2, 2019
These days, communication has evolved to be more technical. The days of multiple phone calls between people personally or professionally has moved to electronic forms to include texting, messaging and emailing. It is easy to type a quick message or note and move on to the next task. We sometimes do this without proofreading the message and it can lead to confusion and on occasion autocorrect can kick in and distort a message.
Let’s say you’re an Engineering Manager or Human Resources Manager and looking to fill an urgent void for your company. You have your job description, but you can’t seem to find any proficient matches. Many of our clients know this struggle all too well. The choices seem slim to none and the prospect of filling roles with qualified candidates seems insurmountable.
There are many certification programs that can increase your probability of working in a specific industry. However, they range from programs that only require you to study some information and pass a test to receive the certificate, to more in-depth programs that require years of industry experience to qualify for the certificate.